Rookie Dad

‘Tis the season for not writing many blog posts. I’ve been visiting family for the last several days, and will continue to visit family for a few more. I flew from Vancouver to North Carolina to visit my parents, and I drove from North Carolina to Michigan with my dad a couple of days ago. Now we will spend time with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Grand Rapids until just after Christmas. Then we will go visit my brother, sister-in-law and nephews in Wisconsin for a few days. Then, back to North Carolina for a few days and then back to Washington.

So as you can see, I’m too busy relaxing and enjoying the company of family to write much.

Rookie Dad

The main point of this post, though, is to encourage all of you to read a book that was written by a friend of mine. It is called Rookie Dad: Thoughts on First-Time Fatherhood, and is written by David Jacobsen (The link to the blog that he and his wife Christine write is on the right). Dave graduated from Regent a couple of years ago, and he was the editor of the Et Cetera my first year there. He is a wonderful writer, and has a great sense of humor. I’ve not read the whole book, but I went to his Arts Thesis presentation when he read some excerpts from it. The excerpts that he read were funny – as I would expect from him – but also sincere and thoughtful, but not in a corny way, or a way that makes you think he just tossed in a bit of sincerity because he thought he should.

But don’t just take my word for it: visit his web site and read some sample chapters for yourself. Or, go straight to Amazon and buy it.